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Old 29th April 2018, 05:44 PM
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i love cars and money its just money it must bring us joy why else we need money , but for me subaru is subaru. im proud of it what it does. i was lucky to get VDC model so rare too. and now i dont wanna let it go . i never liked change cars , and i like it more and more every year as i learn about it more and fix it myself more. learn what can be fixed and whats not . too much rust its just too much . for now it drives and its safe to drive . i never wanted ti push it so hard that it brakes then its new parts and such . but i like to push it to places that i couldnt drive before with fwd car sure. i love travels , trips , camping and i love driving. its pleasure for me not torture. its place to be myself to listen music as loud as i like , watch movies , and even play video games sometimes. its better then home.
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Old 29th April 2018, 05:53 PM
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internet problems made double post it :/
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Old 3rd May 2018, 04:01 PM
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so first day off. was very good because i started my DIY roof rack. i saw some ideas but in the end i made my idea for myself as i see my roof rack. so first step would be make roof rack basic flat model , then add sides to it as add.so i could remove it when i dont need sides and just leave ir flat as i need to carry some wood planks from time to time and other stuff and flat surface would be best for those kinda jobs . so my first half day result :
1.measured about what size roof rack i wanna make and because i do it myself so will make it as big as it can fit on existing roof rails. so thought i buy little longer tubes 25x25mm . so i bought 5 x 2m peaces. 2m will go for long and 1m will go for wide. so i will just cut them in half and thats that. so i needed 5 of them. payed 14 euros.
2. cut 2 peaces in 4 x1m peaces and started to weld . left them in 2m long i knew they will be too long but didint knew how long i will wanna make them so for now left all lenght

thats a start. it sits on middle tube only and 2 on sides just hang in air so did some modifications to fix that
now its sits on 3 tubes from 5 . thats good enough and would be strong enough too

welded all properly and cut corners to make it look better not so boxy . and i cut lenght too. so my roof rack flat is 180x100 mm . i find that could be ok . i pushed it back as much as possible and to front is just about where my sun roof starts. and i make those 4 tubes so that sun roof opens full too.
so end result for first half day is

i like that its sits so low because i wont use any extra stuff there. i will make mounting points as it is now . its like half as low as those that are sold.
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Old 3rd May 2018, 06:49 PM
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Looking good, I like that you've got it sitting low
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Old 9th May 2018, 12:53 PM
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problem with finding rear arm bushings localy. they have something for front only but nothing for rear. and i need now this arm bushing


i need 20254AE01A . closest who can send me it its from russia about 2 weeks. i mean cmon. i better just buy all arm from scrapyard used but with good bushing for 10 euros. i bought allready one and put it on one side , was not smart enough then to buy 2 arms. now will need to drive there to buy another one and maybe take one more.
i found good info on one russian site that our model have 18 bushings in all. 14 in rear and 4 in front. thats quite a lot bushings there. but it could make your car into different beast after changing those all at once.

someone here doing good job and changing all bushings at once.
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Old 10th May 2018, 12:34 PM
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so i got that rear arm in such good condition for 10 euros from scrapyard today. it has no rust at all, all paint on arm looks like new, bushing look perfect. its better value then buy some china bushing for 7 euros which wont hold for very long time anyway. with that i will make my rear wheels on same line as front ones first time after lift.
still need to redo front driver side strut. i think i packed it back wrong way. something dont match there, maybe spring is in wrong place or something. and thats why it is higher then passenger side strut. thats happened after i changed top mount, i removed everything and put back together guess i make some mistake there.
strangly enough i cant find this info with pics and such on net now . i thought i put all right way i did it before when changed spring and all went good. but now something is not right there. i must rethink that
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Old 10th May 2018, 06:20 PM
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Well done on the new arm!
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Old 13th May 2018, 04:20 PM
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finally made decision on mounting brackets and type of mounting and testing it in forest. its just as strong as all car. i can grab it and shake all car from side. i can even climb on it myself and sit no prob. doesnt make any sound when driving and no wind noise at 120km/h with just flat surface. for now its great. now will build sides for it .





its sits so low almost same as those roof rails. maybe just about 2-3cm over roof rails. it will be great for carying anything on it i can tell it now allready.
its just bare metal now no paint no nothing yet.
plus its light too. i take it myself alone and just put it on roof from side carefully. with heavy roof rack that wouldnt be possible do alone.
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Old 13th May 2018, 06:31 PM
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Looks good.
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Old 14th May 2018, 02:09 PM
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So making sides for my roof basket. Wanted it be as light as possible and i dont need it be able to be roll cage for car i decided to use small 15x15 tubes. Main part is made of 25x25.
So there is that





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